Sunday, January 31, 2021

I have realized that I am not “Atlas”

 


I asked a friend who has crossed 70 & is heading towards 80 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself? He sent me the following:
1 After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself.
2 I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.
3 I have stopped bargaining with vegetable & fruit vendors. A few pennies more is not going to break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.
4 I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.
5 I stopped telling the elderly that they've already narrated that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive their past.
6 I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.
7 I give compliments freely & generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say "Thank You.”
8 I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.
9 I walk away from people who don't value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.
10 I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat & neither am I in any race.
11 I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.
12 I have learned that it's better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas with relationships, I will never be alone.
13 I have learned to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last.
14 I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be!







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Have A Great Day J.T.




Saturday, January 30, 2021

Warning To Elderly Men! (From my friend)

 






I go to KFC to get Linda something to eat. She wanted a two piece meal all legs. So I said two piece meal all legs and the lady says “which side?” Me- *complete silence as I heavily contemplate such an odd decision* “I guess the right side. I don’t know what the difference is.” After several moments of laughter, she says, “No honey. Which side would you like to go with the legs? Mashed potatoes or wedges?”

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Warning To Elderly Men! (From my friend)

Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it. A 'heads up' for those men who may be regular customers at Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, or  even Wal-Mart. This one caught me totally by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be na├»ve enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends. Here's how the scam works: Two nice-looking, college-aged girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. (It's impossible not to look). When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say, "No", but instead ask for a ride to McDonald's. You agree and they climb into the vehicle. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet. I had my wallet stolen April 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, 24th, & 29th. Also May 1st & 4th, twice on the 8th, 16th, 23rd, 26th & 27th, and very likely again this upcoming  weekend. So tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men. Warn your friends to be vigilant. Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for $1.25 at the Dollar Store and bought them out in three of their stores. Also, you never get to eat at McDonald's. I've already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from Lowe's, to Home Depot, to Costco, etc. So please, send this on to all the older men that you know and warn them to be on the lookout for this scam. (The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon.)

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Have A Great Day J.T.

Friday, January 29, 2021

NonViolence or Andersonville What is your Choice to Be...

 


When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making root beer.. Always something more important to me. Finally, she thought of a clever way to make her point.
When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. I said, "When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway." The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.

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Have A Great Day J.T.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Biker and the Lord

 





A Bridge To Far::: man was riding his Harley along a California highway, when suddenly the sky cleared above his head and in a booming voice, the Lord said: 'Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.' 

 

The biker pulled over and said, 'Build a  bridge to  Hawaii  so I can ride over anytime I want.'

 

The Lord said, 'Your request is materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required reaching the bottom of the Pacific, and the concrete and steel it would take!

 

It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of  something that could possibly help mankind.'

 

The biker thought about it for a long time. Finally, he said, 'Lord, I wish that I and all men could understand women; I want  to know how she feels inside, what she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing's wrong, why she snaps and complains when I try to  help, and how I can make a woman truly happy.'

   

The Lord replied, 'You want two lanes or four lanes on that bridge?'




"Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity."
"Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive."
"Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them."
"Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness."

-Jose Marti


If you get  A Round Tuit leave a comment. Have a great day J.T.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

To Good Not To Share.... SO MUCH WISDOM....

 ENJOY......


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Joe Todd......

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

All Animals Are Equal In Kindergarten

 

Oh What Fun...Spent the last couple days going through old papers and photos.. Did a lot of shredding LOL... Some old photos interesting to at least me...


I'm the 5th from the left... (Kindergarten)


All the way up to 1964 with forerunner to modern snowmachines.  







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INNOCENCE IS PRICELESS

One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church looking up at a large plaque.  It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it.  The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy, and said quietly, “Good morning, Alex.”   “Good morning, Pastor,” he replied, still  focused on the plaque.   

“Pastor, whats this?"     

The pastor replied, “Well son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.”   

Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque.  Finally, little Alex’s quavering voice, barely audible and trembling with fear,  asked.............................. ............................. “Which service, the 8:15 or the 10:30?”

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Have A Great day... J.T.



Monday, January 25, 2021

JOKES & WISDOM

 


A New York attorney representing a wealthy art collector called his client. "Alan, I have some good news and, I have some bad news." 
The art collector replied, "I've had an awful day; let's hear the good news first." The lawyer said, "Well, I met with your wife today, and she informed me that she invested $5,000 in two pictures that she thinks will bring a minimum of $15-20 million. I think she could be right." Saul replied enthusiastically, "Well done! My wife is a brilliant businesswoman! You've just made my day. Now I know I can handle the bad news. What is it?" The lawyer replied, : "The pictures are of you with your Secretary...
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That's all folks.. Have A Great Day...

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Grandpa's Wisdom & Favorite Things

 




Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings, 
These are a few of my favorite things. 
When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, When the knees go bad, I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad. Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions, No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions, 
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,These are a few of my favorite things. 
Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin
g, Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinning
, And we won't mention our short shrunken frames, When we remember our favorite things. When the joints ache, When the hips break, When the eyes grow dim, Then I remember the great life I've had…………………………………….



Mount Pleasant... Lancaster, Ohio....Nice little hike. Have a great day... J.T.